Benami assets case: Satyendar Jain contests I-T action, says his name ‘wrongly dragged’

On Sunday, Jain issued a statement, “It has been wrongly and mischievously reported that I purchased some land in the name of some companies."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 6, 2017 12:18 pm
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A DAY after the Income Tax department initiated action under the Benami Property Transactions Act against him, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Sunday said his name “has been wrongly dragged to create a false impression”. The I-T department has provisionally attached 123.16 bigha and 36.07 biswa land allegedly purchased by him. On Sunday, Jain issued a statement, “It has been wrongly and mischievously reported that I purchased some land in the name of some companies. I would like to set the record straight with regards to the investments I made before I decided to join public life in a conscious decision taken with the consent of my family.”

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The Sunday Express had reported that as per the I-T department, the land was allegedly purchased in the benami names of M/s Info Metal Impex Pvt Ltd, M/s Akinchan Developers Pvt Ltd and M/s Paryas Infosolutions Pvt Ltd. The initiating officer also attached shares of Indo Metal Impex, Akinchan Developers, Paryas Infosolutions and Mangalyatan Projects under the PBPT Act. The Indian Express had on Saturday contacted Jain but he had declined to respond.

“I am a professional architect with a practice of nearly 25 years, during the course of which I have designed numerous buildings in the country. During my practice days, I made investments of around Rs 51 lakh between the years 2007 and 2012,” Jain said on Sunday. “On July 21, 2013, I was given the AAP ticket to contest the Delhi Vidhan Sabha polls from Shakur Basti. Within 10 days, (on July 31, 2013), I resigned from the boards of companies,” he added.

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    IML sood
    Mar 6, 2017 at 2:58 am
    Every Khujli minister tried be play innocent card whenever they were caught in illegal acts and Khujli always tried to defend them till they were sent to jail. How this can be exception now?
      Mar 6, 2017 at 3:36 am
      As usual BJP trying to implicate AAP people
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        Mar 9, 2017 at 8:31 am
        I trust Satyendra Jain. Modi and AMit Shah have no morals
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          Nimish Mehta
          Mar 6, 2017 at 6:35 am
          This is how the story will unfold: Khujli will say this is Modi ji's revenge politics and then will give the world's most trusted 'certificate of honesty' to Satyender Jain. Later, some more proofs will emerge and just minutes before that will be made public Khujli will fire him and will claim that AAP holds 'principles above politics' and will challenge Modi ji to do the same with some BJP minister against whom only Khujli has proofs.
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            RAKESH KUMAR
            Mar 6, 2017 at 3:59 am
            Like two Law Ministers, a Minister for Social Welfare, Chairman of Delhi Waqf Board, all implicated(?) in fake cases of atrocities against women (his own wife), fake law degree, rape of a SC woman, rape of his sister-in-law respectively. Jain's master (Mr. Kejriwal) is an ex-IT officer and suppose to understand benami property law. Surely, like on all previous occasions, Kejriwal will call it an act of Modiji to implicate his minister. But in all previous cases he had to bite the dust. In this case also the same fate.
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